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Meet the Staff

Owners/Directors

Jeremy Starz – Owner & Camp Director

  • 23 seasons at Camp Nicolet
  • BA, University of Montana (2001) & MA, Emerson College (2005)
  • Chief Executive & Financial Officer; Camp Nicolet, Inc. & Northpoint Adventures
  • Instructor of Water Skiing & Sailing
  • Wilderness First Aid certified (since 2003)
  • Basic Camp Director certified (since 2010)

Direct: 608-469-3091 or Contact Jeremy»

 

Georgianna Schrader Starz – Director Emeritus

  • Director of Alumni & Advancement – Camp Nicolet Foundation
  • 50+ seasons at Camp Nicolet
  • BS, Medical Illustration – The Ohio State University
  • Past President, ACA Wisconsin Section – Board of Directors
  • President, Camp Nicolet Foundation
  • USA Water Ski Level II Coach
  • Instructor of Advanced Water Skiing & Wakeboarding

Direct: 715-545-2522 or Contact Georgi»

 

Melissa Bernal Ramos – Wellness Coordinator (Session I)

  • 3rd season at Camp Nicolet
  • Mexico

Maria DeLeon– Assistant Director/Program

  • 3rd season at Camp Nicolet
  • Mexico

Chef Dennis Carroll – Assistant Director/Operations & Kitchen

  • 10th season at Camp Nicolet
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Facilities & Janitorial Supervisor/Mentor
  • Michigan

Lauren Chappell, RN – Camp Nurse (Session II)

  • 1st season at Camp Nicolet
  • Texas

Caitlin Choinski, LCSW – Wellness Coordinator

  • Decades as a Camper & Staff Member (1990s & 2000s)
  • Past Northpoint Adventures trip leader (2010 – present)
  • Illinois

Georgette Cunningham, LPN – Camp Nurse (Full Summer)

  • 2nd season at Camp Nicolet
  • Michigan

Rachel Leach, WSI – Assistant Director/Operations & Training

  • 6th season at Camp Nicolet
  • CIT Advisor/Mentor
  • Waterfront Supervisor/Mentor
  • Colorado

Wendy Pelsis, RN – Camp Nurse (Session I)

  • 3rd season at Camp Nicolet
  • Wisconsin

Rose Pittsley, RN – Relief Nurse (Full Summer)

  • 1st season at Camp Nicolet
  • Michigan

Christy Schoofs – Office & Camp Store Manager

  • 1st season at Camp Nicolet
  • Camp Store (Canteen) & Post Office Manager
  • Switchboard Operator (Monday-Friday mornings)
  • Wisconsin

Olivia Schroeder, CNA – Assistant Nurse (Full Summer)

  • 1st season at Camp Nicolet
  • Edgewood College – Madison, WI – Chemistry
  • Wisconsin

Blaire Williams, WFA – Northpoint Adventures Director

  • 8th season at Camp Nicolet / former Camper
  • Former CIT Advisor – Summer 2021
  • Wilderness First Aid certified
  • Illinois

Rodney Williams – Facilities Lead

  • 5th season at Camp Nicolet
  • Facilities Team & Supervisor
  • Wisconsin

 

Activity Area Directors

Maria DeLeon – Director of Smallcraft – Mexico – 6th summer/former Camper

Marina Morbach – Director of Horseback Riding – Florida – 1st summer

Cliff Mortenson – Senior Staff & Ski Instructor – Illinois – 48th summer

Mia Verticchio – Director of Water Skiing & Wakeboarding – Illinois – 11th summer/former Camper

 

Kitchen & Facilities Team

Diana Fonseca Ojeda – Assistant Cook & Housekeeping – Mexico – 2nd summer

Luis Gonzalez Altamirano – Baker & Housekeeping – Mexico – 1st summer

Robert “Bob” Hollmann – Northpoint Adventures & Van Driver – Arizona – 16th summer

Joe Kulis – Winter Season Carpenter – Wisconsin – 1st season

Jack Weyrauch – Summer Season Carpenter – Wisconsin – 9th summer

Vanessa Huertas Leidy – Kitchen Team & Housekeeping – Columbia – 1st summer

Gabriela Leon Castro – Kitchen Team & Housekeeping – Columbia – 2nd summer

Mariana Palacios Lopez – Kitchen Team & Housekeeping – Rock Climbing trip leader – Mexico – 2nd summer

Arantxa Rodriguez Carrasco – Kitchen Team & Housekeeping – Mexico – 1st summer

Diana Romero Ramos – Kitchen Team & Housekeeping – Mexico – 2nd summer

Diana Sanchez Ayala – Kitchen Team & Housekeeping – Mexico – 1st summer

 

Counseling/Instructional Staff

Natalia Altuzar – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Ohio – 2nd summer

Victoria Barrera Rivera – Instructor of Horseback Riding/Stable Assistant – Mexico – 1st summer

Rogan Crown – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Colorado – 8th summer/former Camper

Isabelle “Bella” Davis – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Indiana – 5th summer/former Camper

Abigail Engman – Riding Assistant/Activity Instructor – Missouri – 1st summer

Jimena Galindo Mendoza – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Mexico – 1st summer

Gabriela Grajales Juarez – Instructor of Horseback Riding/Stable Assistant – Mexico – 1st summer

Valentina Illera Mejia – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Columbia – 2nd summer

Karen Lagunes Baez – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Mexico – 1st summer

Talia Lasko – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Illinois – 7th summer/former Camper

Isabela Lechuga Bravo – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Mexico – 1st summer

Brassil Moran – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Illinois – 6th summer/former Camper

Lucy Niederer – Instructor of Water Skiing & Wakeboard – Missouri – 8th summer/former Camper

Natalia Ortega Salvatori – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Mexico – 2nd summer

Andrea “Andi” Ramirez, EMT – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Patches Assistant – Mexico – 8th summer/former Camper

Lauren Reich – Instructor of Water Skiing & Isle Royale trip leader – Illinois – 14th summer/former Camper

Wendy Rendon Escobar – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Mexico – 4th summer

Kassia Reynoso – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Texas – 7th summer/former Camper

Anna Savini – Cabin Counselor/Instructor & Northpoint Assistant – Illinois – 6th summer/former Camper

Katharine “Katie” Singleton – Isle Royale trip leader & NPA Staff trainer – Colorado – 10th summer

Percy Starz – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Pennsylvania – 5th summer/former Camper

Emily Stepanek – Part-time Instructor of Water Skiing & Wakeboarding – Wisconsin – 7th summer

Sofia “Sofie” Suberbie – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Mexico – 6th summer/former Camper

Elena Vargas Herrera – Cabin Counselor/Instructor & Northpoint Assistant – Mexico – 2nd summer

Jordan White – Cabin Counselor/Instructor – Illinois – 6th summer/former Camper

 

Trainers & Assistants

Keith Freeman, LGI – Lifeguard Trainer – Washington – 30+ summers

Andrew Holperin – Ski School / Ski Staff Instructor & Ski Show Driver – Minnesota – 16th summer

Patti Nolan – Horseback Riding Clinician – Wisconsin – 10+ summers

Addison “Addy” Rottier – Camp Nanny – Wisconsin – 1st summer

Keyanna Steele – Horseback Riding Consultant – Wisconsin – 3rd summer

 

The 2023 Camp Nicolet Staff has over 395 summers of combined experience!

“Camp Nicolet is a tremendous gift, not just for our daughter, but for our whole family. It’s always nice to remind our daughter that her favorite time of year is the one month she doesn’t have a phone in her hands. Camp is a huge part of who our daughter is – for that we are thankful.” – Camp Parent

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